Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message

Welcome to 2023 at Woodvale Secondary College, an Independent Public School that empowers, challenges and supports students in Years 7-12 to be future-ready. 


We are looking forward to another year of working and learning together.

Our core business is education.  And we are very good at that.  Our results each year and the pathways accessed by our students are proof of this.  We will continue to prioritise supporting students to achieve their potential in their chosen pathway.


Woodvale Secondary College has long been a school of choice for families in the Kingsley/Woodvale area and has built on its reputation on outstanding pastoral care,   excellent academic results, sporting opportunities, and a commitment to serving its wider community.


We see it as our responsibility to provide numerous opportunities and programs for all members of our College community to learn and develop a sense of personal worth and connection. Our three core values of respect, responsibility and relationships provide the foundation for this and are embedded in all that we do.


We pride ourselves on the relationships that we develop with students and their families.  This is achieved through regular College to home contact, the availability of our staff, our dedicated Student Services team, and our commitment to the social and emotional wellbeing of every student.


Families of Year 7 students

We know that this is a special time for you and your child as they enter secondary school.  Our very successful Orientation Day last year was the first step in their transition to a different learning environment. This was followed up this year with the traditional Big Day In.  There will be information evenings throughout the year for you to learn more about your child’s journey through secondary school.


Our past experiences have taught us that students are very adaptable and are more than capable of learning new skills quickly.  We very much look forward to seeing the progress of our youngest students through their secondary career.


Finally, education works best when the three parties- young persons, parents/caregivers and staff- work collaboratively, and actively and respectfully seek positive solutions to any problems that might arise.  We encourage you to engage in your child’s education by attending College events, viewing your child’s results on Connect and having regular discussions with your child about their school experiences.




In the meantime, please know that we remain absolutely committed to our mission:


To empower, challenge and support our students. 


I invite you to visit our College and attend a College tour to gain personal experience of our College.


Kind regards,


Lea Fairfoul-Hutcheon on behalf of the Executive Team







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